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Elon Musk’s Twitter lawsuit: what you need to know

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Elon Musk did not become the world’s wealthiest person through a lack of confidence. But the Tesla CEO revealed on Tuesday that he had sold $6.9bn (£5.7bn) worth of shares in the carmaker, in case he loses his attempt...

Elon Musk sells Tesla shares worth $6.9bn as Twitter trial looms

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Elon Musk has sold $6.9bn (£5.7bn) worth of shares in Tesla after admitting that he could need the funds if he loses a legal battle with Twitter and is forced to buy the social media platform. The Tesla CEO walked awa...

Twitter rejects Musk’s claims that he was hoodwinked

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Twitter has rejected Elon Musk’s claims in court that he had legitimate reasons to back out of a $44bn deal to purchase the social media platform, marking the latest development in a dramatic legal showdown. In a fili...

Anti-vax Twitter accounts pushing food crisis misinformation, study finds

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Twitter accounts that have promoted QAnon and anti-vaccine conspiracy theories are switching focus and increasingly spreading disinformation about the global food crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, accordi...

Elon Musk countersues Twitter over $44bn deal amid fresh legal action by shareholder

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Elon Musk has countersued Twitter, escalating his legal fight against the social media company over his bid to walk away from the $44bn purchase. Musk’s lawsuit was filed on Friday, hours after chancellor Kathaleen Mc...

‘Love me tender’: how Musk wooed Twitter, only to leave it at the altar

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It was late January and Elon Musk had just announced a change of gear at Tesla, the world’s largest electric car company. In the teeth of a global supply chain crisis, the firm would not be releasing any new models un...

Constance Wu says she attempted suicide after Twitter backlash in 2019

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Constance Wu has said that she attempted suicide after backlash to a series of “careless” tweets in 2019. In a statement marking her first return to Twitter in nearly three years, the Hustlers actor announced her upco...

Twitter experiences longest global outage in years

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Twitter experienced one of the site’s longest outages for years, with the social network completely unavailable to users around the globe on web and mobile for almost an hour. According to Downdetector.co.uk, which tr...

Twitter sues Elon Musk over bid to exit $44bn takeover deal

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Twitter sued Elon Musk on Tuesday to force him to complete his $44bn takeover of the social media giant after he announced on Friday he would withdraw his bid. “Musk’s exit strategy is a model of hypocrisy,” the lawsu...

How laughing Elon Musk got serious about ending Twitter deal

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Elon Musk just couldn’t help himself on Monday morning. Having announced the termination of his $44bn (£37bn) takeover of Twitter, he took to the platform he no longer wants to buy and mocked its likely legal response...

Can Elon Musk really walk away from $44bn Twitter takeover?

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Elon Musk notified Twitter on Friday that he was walking away from an agreed $44bn (£36.6bn) takeover. The move sets the stage for a legal battle between the world’s richest man and the social media platform. Here we ...

Elon Musk withdraws $44bn bid to buy Twitter after weeks of high drama

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Elon Musk has withdrawn his $44bn bid to buy Twitter after a dramatic few weeks of speculation that his deal to take over the company was falling apart. “Mr Musk is terminating the merger agreement because Twitter is...

Elon Musk Twitter takeover deal in ‘serious jeopardy’

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The planned takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk is in “serious jeopardy”, according to a report, sending shares in the company 4% lower in after-hours trading on Wall Street. Musk’s team has stopped certain discussions a...

Twitter says it suspends 1m spam users a day as Elon Musk row deepens

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Twitter has revealed that it is suspending more than 1m spam accounts a day, as Elon Musk threatens to walk away from buying the business in a dispute over fake users. The new figure, confirmed by the social media pla...

How long will Twitter stand by as ‘online violence’ curtails our right to know?

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The prominent Indian investigative journalist Rana Ayyub has publicly pleaded with Twitter to take action against the harassment and abuse – described as online violence – she experiences every single day. Incredibly,...

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